Moveon is a liberal, anti-war organization with 3.3 million members. Wes Boyd and Joan Blades, a California couple whose company created the flying toaster screen saver, started MoveOn as an online petition in 1998, urging Congress to "move on" to issues more pressing than impeaching President Clinton.
Since then, the group has evolved into a powerful grassroots organization opposed to the war in Iraq. In the 2004 election cycle, it was one of a constellation of liberal 527s, financed by George Soros and others, to spend millions of dollars trying to defeat President Bush. MoveOn shut down its 527 operation after it was fined $150,000 for violating election laws.
MoveOn now consists of two entities: a 501(c)(4) organization called MoveOn.org Civic Action and a political action committee called MoveOn.org Political Action.
The PAC is limited to small donors and the 501(c)(4) doesn't disclose donors.more » « less